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 Funded by the United States Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).

The National Research & Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision recently received two large 5-year grants totaling more than $7.3 million in funding. As a result, we are hiring several new positions to help us complete the research, training, and technical assistance activities associated with these grants. Consider joining our team to help us accomplish our mission!

Research Associate II/III

Primary responsibilities of this Research Associate position are assisting with existing research projects relating to persons who are blind or visually impaired. Specific work duties include conducting literature reviews, survey development, data collection, data management, and quantitative and qualitative data analysis. The individual will be expected to assist in the development of proposals for external funding, reports, and peer-reviewed publications. The individual will also assist with the dissemination of results from all research and training products developed by center staff and development of material for the center’s website.

Apply for the position at Mississippi State University’s website: https://www.jobs.msstate.edu, Job Number 495193 (job title – Research Associate II or III), and submit a letter of application, resume or curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for at least three references to Michele McDonnall at m.mcdonnall@msstate.edu at the time of applying.

Older Blind Specialist

The Older Blind Specialist will assist in the development and implementation of a comprehensive training and technical assistance program for agencies and individuals who provide services to persons who are aging with blindness and low vision. This program will include development and implementation of research-based training and technical assistance activities, distance education/training, development of web-based technical assistance content, program evaluation activities, providing technical assistance to program administrators, and providing training at workshops and conferences. The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Gerontology, Vision Rehabilitation Therapy/Rehabilitation Teaching, Orientation & Mobility, or a closely related field, and at least three years of experience working directly with senior adults with vision loss.

Please apply for the position at: https://www.jobs.msstate.edu, Job Number 492616 (job title – Research Associate II/III, Area of Specialization – Older Blind Specialist), and submit a letter of application, resume or curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for at least three references to NRTCjobs@colled.msstate.edu.

Rehabilitation Counselor/Training Specialist

The National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University invites applications for a Rehabilitation Counselor/Training Specialist position. Primary responsibilities of this position are assisting with research and training activities under the direction of experienced staff members and providing technical assistance to individuals who are blind, their families, and service providers. The Rehabilitation Counselor/Training Specialist will assist in the development and implementation of a comprehensive research-to-practice training and technical assistance program related to blindness and low vision rehabilitation. Specific duties include curriculum development; implementation of research-based training activities; development of web-based technical assistance content; providing training at workshops, conferences, and in college classes; marketing of training activities; and assisting with research projects and in the development of reports and peer-reviewed publications. 

Apply for the position at: https://www.jobs.msstate.edu, Job Number 492615 (job title – Research Associate II/III, Area of Specialization – Rehabilitation/Training), and submit a letter of application, resume or curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for at least three references to Michele McDonnall at m.mcdonnall@msstate.edu.